Sep 21, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Scott Downs (32) throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chicago won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox Close To Deal With Scott Downs

According to ESPN.com and The Associated Press, the Chicago White Sox are dangerously close to agreeing to terms with left handed relief pitcher, Scott Downs.  The deal is reportedly worth $4 million over one year.  The White Sox would also have the option to bring Downs back in 2015 for 4.25 million.

Downs, 37, finished off the year last year with a 4-4 record.  He pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves.  He also carried a 2.49 ERA over 68 total games pitched.

Downs will add some variety in the south siders bullpen as he would most likely serve as the left specialist for Robin Ventura.  The Sox also agreed to terms with 30 year old Ronald Belisario, he carried a 3.97 ERA over 77 games with the Dodgers last year.  His deal is reportedly worth $3 million over one year.

With how active the White Sox have been this offseason, I would say they aren’t done just yet.

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